H-Childhood is an edited network focused on the history of childhood and youth. Subscriptions to H-Childhood are free. The H-Childhood network is co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) and H-Net.

Recent Network Content

CFP: SHCY 2015: Seeking Panelists for “They Didn’t All Wear Glasses: Smart Girls in American and Soviet Mass Culture”

Roshanna Sylvester and I are seeking an additional panelist interested in presenting a paper on some aspect of how girls’ intellectual pursuits were represented in Cold War-era mass culture. I am focusing on girls’ intellectual culture in postwar America; Roshanna is doing a comparative study of girls, science, and technology in 1960s and 70s America and the Soviet Union. Our paper titles are below. If you would like to join us, please email us at rsylvest@depaul.edu and/or janderson73@gsu.edu. Thank you!

CFP: Panel on children's "imagined communities" for SHCY 2015

I am interested in organizing a panel on children's "imagined communities" for the 2015 SHCY in Vancouver. My own paper will focus on the communities created by children's magazines in the nineteenth-century United States. If you are interested in helping me to form a panel or having me join a panel-in-progress, please contact me directly at pbringel@gmail.com.


Paul Ringel

Associate Professor of History, High Point University


Panelists For a Panel on Atlantic Childhoods for the SHCY 2015

A colleague and I are working on a panel for the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Conference in July 2015. The title of the panel  'Atlantic Childhoods: Narratives of Citizenship, Gender and Labor in the Caribbean and Latin America.' My own paper will examine state run institutions in Jamaica in the 1920s and 30s. My colleague works on charity, childhood and citizenship in Brazil in the late nineteenth century.